Do you have a family event the weekend after Christmas and you need a gift for seven aunts/uncles and fourteen cousins that won’t break the bank? This DIY gift idea is one that is easy, inexpensive (depending on your frame choice), meaningful, and easy to do yourself. I did this gift for my bible study ladies, my joy group (we make get well baskets for ladies in our community), my book club, and some neighbors. Yes, I made about 40 of these this Christmas season.
I like this gift because it is something I would use in my own home. It is Christmas decor and the nice thing about it is that your friends and family can use it every year and be reminded that you made this gift for them (ok, basically assembled, not made from scratch, but it’s the thought that counts).
I found the printables on Etsy. I purchased several different versions (because I couldn’t decide on just one, so I purchased a few). These printables are very high quality and have meaning because they are scripture written beautifully and made into to a piece of artwork you can print at home. I only had one left on hand to photograph and share here, which you can see below.
When you purchase a printable from Etsy, you can print it as many times as you would like. For example, the printables I purchased were $5 and I printed a total of 40 copies for gifts. That, my friends, is a good value and bang for your buck.
Frames can be purchased anywhere. Walmart has very economical choices including 5 x 7 frames for less than $3 each. Believe it or not the dollar tree has options as well. Michaels and Hobby Lobby are options if you want to spend a little more. Frames don’t have to be expensive to look nice, so don’t think you have to spend a lot to make your printable look great. Let the art shine on its own and purchase simple frames. IKEA, is a great option for very inexpensive and simple frames (as low as $1-$2 per frame depending on size.
I printed mine out in 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 sizes, as these are standard frame sizes. I used card stock paper to print the artwork. I then trimmed each one to the size needed for the frame. Once they were put into the frames, I wrapped a bow around each frame and added a Christmas card under the bow where it was snug and secure.
I don’t personally know the seller I purchased from on Etsy, nor does she even know I am sharing about her work. Hmmm…maybe I will send her a message tomorrow to let her know. Anyway, her work is amazing! And her prices average around $5 per printable. She has a ton of designs on her site.
Below are just some of the examples I found on her Etsy shop: Soul Printables Etsy Shop
You can obviously go to her Etsy shop to see more. The ideas for gifts are endless with these printables….Valentine’s Day, Baptisms, Birthdays, Friendaversaries, and whenever else you can think of to show someone you care about them! Words are powerful. Gifting words of Scripture done as artwork is priceless.